Alexander Marriott

Alexander Marriott is currently a graduate student of the early republic at Clark University in Worcester, MA. He earned his B.A. in history in 2004 from the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, where he was an Op-Ed columnist for the UNLV Rebel Yell. Marriott grew up in Chicago and lived in Saudi Arabia for four and a half years and has resided in Las Vegas since 1996.

Abraham Lincoln and the Necessity of the Civil War

Was the Civil War was unnecessary and Lincoln “did this just to enhance and get rid of the original intent of the republic.”?

Repeal Sodomy Laws

A political firestorm is beginning to erupt around Pennsylvania Republican Senator Rick Santorum over comments he made during an interview with the Associated Press. His comments were in response to a question about the pending decision from the Supreme Court on...

Loving Saddam, Hating America

As the war began Wednesday evening most Americans realized that whatever their position in the war debate was, hostilities had commenced and the time for debating was over. Except of course those who could be seen protesting in major cities and getting arrested, they...

Gore Vidal is A Disgrace to Historians Everywhere

Gore Vidal, famous historian and author, has a new book out. Its title explains not only everything that is wrong with Gore Vidal, but also everything that is wrong with the field of history today. The title is, Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta.I...

Nelson Mandela Shows His True Anti-Freedom (Red) Colors

Former South African President Nelson Mandela claims the United States wants a holocaust and that President Bush covets Iraqi oil. But what does Mandela want, and has he used any evidence to justify his claims? The standard line is that he was in jail for 20+ years...

Who Needs the French, Anyway?

American foreign policy. Ponder the words involved in this term. It doesn't say "American foreign policy as approved by the world," nor does it say "American foreign policy as approved by Mr. Chirac." Yet we are hearing, from all quarters, be it Scott Ritter, or...

Republic? Democracy? What’s the Difference?

Republic? Democracy? What’s the Difference?

In the long run though, a democracy will always become a tyranny, either by majority, or if the majority screw things up so badly and a tyrant seizes power from the ensuing chaos. The overriding characteristic of democracy is subjectivism and that is its fatal flaw.

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